US adds 222,000 jobs in June, keeping Fed on course
By Matthew Rocco Published July 07, 2017 Economic Indicators FOXBusiness
- Job gains of 222,000 beat economists’ forecast for 179,000.
- The unemployment rate inched higher to 4.4% from 4.3%, although more people were actively looking for work during the month.
- The labor force participation rate was 62.8%, up from 62.7% in May.
- Average hourly earnings grew 0.2% to $26.25 an hour.